Whatever Commandment There May Be

book launch

Hi all, my first published book is now out in eBook and paperback! Getting this book made has been a long journey since the first PDF draft went online at the Free Community Church website in 2016. I’m very grateful to the financial support from the family of the late Rev Dr Yap Kim Hao, who believed very strongly in this book and had set aside funds to make it a reality.

Free Community Church is the only LGBT-affirming church in Singapore. As far as we know, this is the first Christian book ever published here to challenge the anti-LGBT stance of the local mainstream church. We’re hoping for this book to be the first step in starting dialogue and creating change in our country (and perhaps have some impact on the rest of the world), and I’m greatly honoured to be part of this.

Synopsis: How should the overarching message of Christianity inform our response to the moral issues of our time? This book provides a Bible-based challenge to the belief that homosexuality is incompatible with Christian teachings, and addresses myths about the LGBT community, calling for the church to respond in a way that exemplifies the love that Jesus stood for; even – perhaps especially – when we disagree.

The first 20% of the book can be sampled for free at these links:
(epub | mobi | lrf | pdb | Online reader)

Buy the eBook:

Instant checkout (pdf/epub/mobi) – SGD$6.00 (~US$4.40), pay by credit card; preferred because other formats give >50% to the retailer & US tax)
Amazon Kindle – US$4.99
Smashwords (multiple formats) – US$4.99
Amazon Paperback – US$9.49 excluding shipping

The paperback is also available for sale for SGD$15 at BooksActually in Singapore.

If you know anyone whom you think might benefit from the book, please let them know. Thanks!

Published Writing

Here’s a list of my recently sold writing:

Short Stories

Control” – Anathema, Issue #5, August 2018.
On identities, bodies, selfhood and control. There’s an app for that. (Content warning for off-screen abuse)

Eternity is a Long Time” – Quarterly Literary Review Singapore, Vol. 17 No. 3, July 2018.
James crosses the Causeway to find an empty city. Then come the dreams – if they are dreams.

Between the Shadow and the Soul” – Future Visions: Volume 1, 15 June 2018. (Anthology for sale on Kindle at US$3.99.)

In the near future, immersive virtual reality allows people to intimately experience a movie by becoming one of its characters. For two strangers struggling to find their way in a still-prejudiced world, the escapism it promises quickly becomes an obsession, for that reality is the only place where they feel they can belong.

Stay” – Augur, Issue 1.1 (Link goes to a sample; full story is currently subscription-only, but will be free to read eventually). March 2018. Included in Quick Sip Review’s Queer SFF roundup list for April 2018.
You were every guest on the fourteenth floor.

There Are No Echoes” (Reprint) – Mysterion, 25 June 2018. Original: The Future Fire, September 2017.
A story of faith, identity, and time travel. The arrow of time does not always fly straight.

Last Thursday” (Revised) – Ares Magazine, September 2017. (Original: November 2014, Issue #2)
In an innocuous shipping facility in an underground city, a man discovers another person with the exact same memories as him.

Hero” (flash) – Daily Science Fiction, 6 June 2017.
A boy has the superpower to save fictional characters from death. Audiences are not pleased.

“Alive” (flash) – 200 CCs, 2 August 2016.
A scientist tries to bring his dead wife back to life.

“One’s Company”Diabolical Plots, March 2016. Included on Tangent Online’s 2016 Recommended Reading List.
Time travel cures all loneliness.

“Call Me Only When You Get There”Lamplight Magazine, Volume 3 Issue 4, August 2015. Issue available for purchase in a variety of formats.
A spaceship goes missing from the universe. No one knows it exists. Then someone gets a phone call from a passenger.

Note to A Stranger” (flash) – Daily Science Fiction, 25 June 2015.
We met in the space the mundane shops go, in those unscheduled moments when others take their place and old Uncle Joe popping by for a snack finds the 7-Eleven replaced by Maerlyn’s Magick Shoppe.

Undead Undead” – Plasma Frequency, Issue #10, February/March 2014. Out of print.
Zombies? Zombies.

“We Won’t Be Right Back”Every Day Fiction, 5 November 2012. The Story Shack, 10 December 2012.
Cryogenics are a great way to migrate to the future!

Poetry & Microfiction